Thanks to a number friends that we have made in Europe, today we present you with three automobiles that are a bit off the beaten track. Little is known about any of them so if you can fill in any of the details about these vehicles please send us a comment.
The propellor-driven car above is thought to be a late French Helica that may have been made after the manufacture of the cars had been transferred from Marcel Leyat to some other entity. Learn much more about the interesting cars referred to as The Plane Without Wings and see a video of a Helica in action here.
* Up Dated * Thanks to Isabelle Bracquemond who found the advertisement seen above, we now know that the top photo shows the Eolia model and it was built by Brevetees S. G. D. G. (Leyat et T. A.). The ad goes on to state the following specifications: 2-cylinder 8 h.p. engine; a top speed of 80 k.p.h.; fuel consumption of 4-5 liters per 100 kilometers; carries 2-passengers; weighs 225 kilograms (496 pounds).
* Up Dated * The Mercedes seen above with the unusual applied design work on its coachwork and wheels appears to have been on display at an automotive salon of some sort. We are hoping that with such a distinctive appearance it will not have been forgotten and one of our readers will be able to tell us more about it. Thanks to readers ehdub and C. Gillingham you can learn about this 1921 28/95 Mercedes here.
The Royal Ediswan product mobile below appears to have been built on a Model TT Ford Truck chassis. The Edison Swan Electric Co. Ltd. was located in Ponders End, Middlesex, England and manufactured and sold a full line of all types of electrical devices in addition to Fullolite Lamps. All photos are courtesy of our friends at Yacht club des Avions de la Route.